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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

February '10 Recap

February, oh February. Every month I say “maybe next month will be better” and every month it SO isn’t. This month … well, let’s just say it was crazier than ever and leave it at that. :) Regardless of the drama I was still able to read and listen to a reasonable amount, so YAY!

Books - 3 (1,107 pages)
  • Ace of Cakes, by Duff & Willie Goldman – If you are a fan of the show Ace of Cakes on Food TV then you will love this book. I certainly did!
  • Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood – This is a beautifully written story that really makes you think. I loved it.
  • The Titan’s Curse, by Rick Riordan – Finally a Mother & Son Book Club book!

Audio Books - 4 (55 hours)
  • The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan – Revisiting an old favorite.
  • The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway – My first Hemingway and I’m now in love with his writing.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood – A creepy look at a possible future that I’m glad I read but didn’t really like that much.
  • On The Road, by Jack Keruac – This one was a complete waste of time IMO.

DNF (Did Not Finish) - 1
  • The Golden Ass, by Lucius “AfricanusApulieus – I really want to try this one again with a different translation.

Other Stats
  • I was absent from the blogosphere quite a bit of this month. First there was the Snowpocalypse, then Hubby ended up in the hospital with a staph infection (he’s home and doing MUCH better now), then my cousin was in from Georgia for a few days. I was getting overwhelmed so I stepped back from the computer for a while. Life is getting back to “normal” now … I think.
  • The Really Old Classics Challenge that I was co-hosting ended this month. I'm hoping to have a recap of it soon.
  • I’m co-hosting a read-a-long of THE SPARROW that is going until March 30. I’d love to have more people join in so please check out the details. This is a book that is well worth reading and discussing!
  • And the best news of all is that I’m going to BEA/BBC in New York City in May and I am SO EXCITED!!! I’m still looking for a roommate or two so please let me know if you are interested.

That was my month - hope you had a great one!


hcmurdoch said...

I am so glad to hear your husband is doing better; that's some scary stuff! I remember loving the Handmaid's Tale when I read it

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I was never able to get into on the road.

Diane said...

you had a great month Heather considering all you had going on. glad your husband is better

Heather J. said...

hcmurdoch - You're right, the infection did creep me out! And it seems that HANDMAID is a favorite of many women ...

Nicole - I can completely understand why.

Diane - Thanks. :)

Meghan said...

I'm so glad your husband is doing better! I think everyone reads less when life gets overwhelming. I hope March is a calmer month for you. I'm also really looking forward to the read-a-long for The Sparrow!

Rebecca Reid said...

you sure get a lot of listening time!! way to go.

Beth F said...

At least you got in a lot of listening!

Heather J. said...

Meghan - thanks, and I'm glad you're joining us for the read-a-long!

Rebecca & Beth - yeah, it seems like all I've been doing is listening ... :)

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